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Force Install ATI Catalyst Drivers

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I have an ati graphic card preinstall with my Dell pc, and I'd like to update the drivers but I can't install the latest ati catalyst drivers because of some INF error. Looked on ati help site and it says it's on purpose on 3rd party installed ati cards and to use the one provided by Dell. But those are outdated since 2003!!!!

It also said to try and install default graphic adapter drivers but I cant do this in XP cause it automatically detects my card as an ati radeon and installs 2003 ati drivers.

So how could I force install the new ati catalyst drivers so it doesn't check if I have the correct ati hardware installed?

Thanks

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What model is your Dell PC? If it's a laptop then you may be out of luck but you can give the Catalyst Mobility drivers a try.

If it's not a laptop then what is the model of the ATI card?

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What model is your Dell PC?  If it's a laptop then you may be out of luck but you can give the Catalyst Mobility drivers a try.

If it's not a laptop then what is the model of the ATI card?

It is a laptop, inspiron 5150, but i'll give those mobility drivers a try...

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It looks like they base their drivers links with a session timeout so you can't link them.... :}

Go to their main page. Select Windows XP from the "Drivers and Software" menu. Click on "Windows XP Drivers and Software" and then select "Notebooks with ATI Graphics" on the next page. And finally select "Catalyst Mobility 5.9 for Windows XP".

They don't list Dell in the support section but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't work.

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It looks like they base their drivers links with a session timeout so you can't link them....  :}

Go to their main page.  Select Windows XP from the "Drivers and Software" menu.  Click on "Windows XP Drivers and Software" and then select "Notebooks with ATI Graphics" on the next page.  And finally select "Catalyst Mobility 5.9 for Windows XP".

They don't list Dell in the support section but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't work.

Thanks, I tried it yesterday and unfortunately it didn't work for the same reason the other install didn't work either. So it kinda make me go back to my first question: how can we force install ati drivers so it doesnt check what hardware I have install?? At worst, how could someone install ati drivers on a system that does not even have an ati card? Cause I'm sure the normal catalyst drivers would work perfectly, they only added a "protection" so they would not have to support Dell users if there was any trouble with a new driver.

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Hehe....I have the answer!!!

http://www.driverheaven.net/

Go and grab the Driverheaven Mobility Mobber V2.2 and use that to patch the installer for the ATI Catalyst drivers.

You might need to find older Catalyst Drivers for your laptop. I've got the Catalyst 5.6 drivers on my laptop, since 5.7 and 5.8 don't work for me (no idea why). I haven't tried 5.9 yet either.

Hope this helps!

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Hehe....I have the answer!!!

http://www.driverheaven.net/

Go and grab the Driverheaven Mobility Mobber V2.2 and use that to patch the installer for the ATI Catalyst drivers.

You might need to find older Catalyst Drivers for your laptop. I've got the Catalyst 5.6 drivers on my laptop, since 5.7 and 5.8 don't work for me (no idea why). I haven't tried 5.9 yet either.

Hope this helps!

I'll try it out when I get home tonight!!! Thanks, I already have 5.6, .7 .8 and mobility drivers since I had to try all of them to see IF they worked. *fingers crossed*. I'll post back to tell the results

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i have more luck with CATALYST Uninstaller

you can run it before install newer drivers .

it will delete the traces of ALL old ATI drivers in your system.

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the mobility modder worked for me, and make sure that you use the ati driver for mobos with integrated graphics(IGP). or else you wont have much luck, its dloadable from ati's site.

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This thread will surely help other people too.

for my part, the modd program 1st proposed did it perfectly with the 5.9 catalyst drivers... Don't know if they were IGP or whatever I just took the biggest file in Windows XP for RADEON... not like it there was a 1000 choices either.

And I finaly played the FEAR demo and this game rocks!

Thanks a lot guys. Uninstalling old drivers wouldn't have done bad but what's done was done and it worked, but next time I'll go for the cleaner install

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Glad to hear that you got it sorted out.

Maybe I'll image my computer and see if I can get 5.9 to install... I doubt it though. 5.7 and 5.8 didn't work... :}

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Glad to hear that you got it sorted out.

Maybe I'll image my computer and see if I can get 5.9 to install... I doubt it though. 5.7 and 5.8 didn't work... :}

if u have a laptop then get the IGP drivers with the mobility modder if needed

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Thanks ripken204. I'll give that a shot...

I just realized that I told Thauzar to get the Driverheaven Mobility Mobber V2.2... don't we all just wanna steal from Driverheaven Mobility? ;)

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Well... I guess I'm stuck with 5.6... I tried the standard 5.9 and the IGP 5.9 (both modded... wouldn't install otherwise) and no go. I just end up with an unreadable display. :(

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well what happened? did u start up the comp and get a bunch of errors? if so then you will have to mod the driver .inf file and put in ur hardware id.

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